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#1 TheJoker

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 12:11 AM

Security vendor AVG has spotted a malicious program that fakes the sequence a user sees when they shut off their phone, giving it freedom to move around on the device and steal data.

 

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Android malware fakes phone shutdown to steal data


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:09 PM

Hi,

I know this is an old post, but is there an update? I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Marshmallow) factory unlocked. Would my phone be vulnerable to this exploit? And if so, is there a way of determining whether I have been compromised and any possible solution if I have been?

 

(PS, I have not been on the site for quite a while, so am not as up-to-date as I once was.) :(

 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:16 PM

If you want more information on mobile malware, or want to check your device, I would try Malwarebytes Mobile:

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mobile/

 

And MBAM has a support forum for that here:

https://forums.malwa...malware-mobile/


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